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Welcome relief after 15 years

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

NARUKU residents in Ba will soon get water supplied to their homes.

Ba advisory council chairman Viam Pillay said new water pipes were installed yesterday at Naruku Settlement.

"The piping system has reached Vatusui and today we will start entering Naruku," he said.

"These residents were not even receiving water from the nearby Nukuloa dam, so for them to receive water now after so many years will be a relief for them.

"They have been using the old system where they get water from nearby rivers and streams and cart them back to their homes using cows.

"As we all know, this is an unhealthy way of getting and consuming water and with the government's help, these residents will not have to live like this any longer."

Mr Pillay said the residents can expect a proper water supply in about a month.

He said the Water Authority had been working closely with the Ba district office and Commissioner Western office to oversee the laying of pipes in various rural settlements in Nukuloa.

"Areas in Nacaci, Toqe, Balevutu Road and Parmesh Road will have these pipes installed as well."